Arata Nomoto

  • Partner
  • Admitted, 1997, Japan; 2003, New York and California
  • Languages: Japanese, English
  • Practice Areas
  • Professional Background / Education
  • Publications / Presentations
  • Professional Activities / Accolades

Practice Areas

Arata Nomoto is a partner in the corporate practice of the firm. Mr. Nomoto has extensive experience in hotels and resorts deals, commercial and residential real estate investments, video games, online music and other digital entertainment businesses, digital designs, technology transactions, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, electronic payment systems regulations, financial services regulations including investment funds and asset management, advertising regulations and data protection. Mr. Nomoto regularly advises international clients from Europe, North America and Asia in their investments or operations in Japan.

General Corporate Venture Capital / Private Equity Regulatory Renewable Energy Structured Finance, Acquisition Finance and Securitization Asset Management, Funds, Investment Trusts, J-REIT and Private Placement REIT Mergers and Acquisitions Real Estate Fund and REIT Real Estate Transactions Unfair Competition Prevention Law, Designs, Trademarks and Copyrights License Agreement / Technology Transfer Agreement IT, Internet and Information & Communications Cross-Border Transactions Foreign Direct Investment Cross-border Dispute Resolutions Asia Antitrust and Competition

Professional Background / Education

Professional Background

Konaka, Toyama & Hosoya, Tokyo
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (currently Paul Hastings LLP), New York
Paul Hastings Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo, Tokyo
2010 to Present
City-Yuwa Partners


Hitotsubashi University (LL.B.)
Legal Training and Research Institute
New York University School of Law (LL.M.)

Publications / Presentations

  • "Partial Amendment of Japan Patent Law" (co-author, in "Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal, Volume 21", Number 6, Aspen Publishers, 2009)

Professional Activities / Accolades

Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association
The Copyright Law Association of Japan
American Bar Association, Section of International Law (Vice Chair, Cross-Border Real Estate Committee (2020-2021))
Supervisory Director, Ichigo Green Infrastructure Investment Corporation

- Speaking Engagements -
■ Panelist, "Impact of COVID-19 on Hospitality's Future: Practical Industry Considerations for Attorneys" (American Bar Association, Section of International Law) (August 26, 2020)
■ Panelist, "Regional Updates", "Loot Boxes and Other F2P Mechanics", "Using Real-Life Objects in Video Games" (Games Industry Law Summit 2018) (May 3-4, 2018)
■ Speaker, "Foreign Investment in Hokkaido and Japan in the Hospitality Industry" (World Law Group Asia Regional Conference 2018) (March 3, 2018)
■ Speaker, "Rights Clearance and Contract Drafting in Online Video Distribution" (SSK Seminar) (November 21, 2017)
■ Speaker, "Regional Updates" (Games Industry Law Summit 2017) (April 27, 2017)

- Accolades -
Listed in Who's Who Legal Japan 2017, 2018, and 2019


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